Click for locator map...
Click for
locator map

Completed Projects
Evangelism Training Trip – Aba, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

In February, 2003 Bishop Taban, and his 10 person evangelism team traveled to Aba, DRC. The team left Yei, Sudan on February 3 and returned on February 9. This trip was primarily an evangelism training trip. The team worked with the Community Evangelical Church of Congo (CECA), the Sudan Pentecostal Church and the Bethel Church. The training trip was limited to participants who could read. During the trip 500 people were trained in evangelism and discipleship of new believers. Then, the 500 newly trained evangelists went on home visits and participated in person to person evangelism. The 500 people came to the training from many towns in the DRC. Some of the towns were Aba, Dungu, Watsa, Faradje, Aru, Ingbokolo, Ariwara, and Bunia. Participants came on bicycles and lorries from distances of up to 700 kilometers. The JESUS Film was shown nightly during the trip in the Lingala language, and 5,600 people were born again as new believers in Jesus. About 85% of these new believers resulted from the JESUS Film shows, and 15% resulted from person to person evangelism. Approximately 50% of the new believers had been animists and 10% had been Muslims. The tribes reached during this trip were the Logo, Mundu, Avokaya, and Kakwa.

Regarding follow-up, 60% of the new believers will be followed up by the CECA, 25% by the Pentecostal Church, and 15% by the Bethel Church. The evangelism team distributed 400 Bibles in the Lingala language to church leaders, pastors, teachers, and evangelists. The team received many encouraging testimonies on the spiritual growth of the people who were born again during last year’s evangelism trips.

The breakdown of expenditures for this evangelism trip is as follows:

Fuel for the Truck $150
Fuel for the Generator $40
Pay for the Evangelists Plus Local Evangelists $400
Food and accommodations $700
400 Bibles in the Lingala language $2,000
TOTAL $3,290

Photos from this trip:

Photo - Seminar participants
Coordinator teaching seminar participants

Photo of seminar participants
Above and below: Seminar participants
Photo of seminar participants

Photo of seminar participants singing
Above: Seminar participants sing praises

Photo of a seminar facilitator
Above: A seminar facilitator

Photo of JESUS Film equipment
Above: JESUS Film equipment ready for use

Below: A crowd gathers in anticipation
of the JESUS Film
Photo of crowd gathered for JESUS Film

Return to Completed Projects Index